As amazing as his story and his influence are, he is certainly not alone. In his book More Than a Carpenter, McDowell goes through the solid and convincing evidence for Christianity, Jesus, and the Bible. One of the most profound bodies of evidence is found in the transformation of individual lives. The story starts with the amazing transformation of the disciples who abandoned Jesus in abject cowardice, yet just a few months later, at the Pentecost, they would be filled with God’s spirit and would be transformed into bold witnesses for the gospel for the remainder of their lives, all of them even suffering cruel deaths (except for John) for their beliefs, refusing to recant their faith in Jesus. Also, there is the amazing story of the transformation of Saul of Tarsus from a zealous persecutor of the new believers into one of their boldest and most effective witnesses.
This is not, however, only the story of the Apostles or famous Christian leaders like Josh McDowell. This story of transformation is the story of all of us who have placed our faith in Jesus. Of course, His transformative power occurs in varying degrees in each believer, depending on: how much time they spend with Him or spend meditating about Him and His word; how much control they relinquish to Him over all the areas of their lives, their hearts, and their minds; how humble and submissive their hearts and spirits are to His voice, His teaching, and His conviction; how much time they spend fellowshipping with other believers, ministering to them, and being ministered to by them; and how much they submit to and participate in His work. But even the least of us, I suspect, will still have many stories to tell when we get to Heaven, of God’s amazing love and His work in their lives.
I pray that you will daily experience His transforming power in your life.